#BESMove2023: Animal and human movements and their interactions

The Movement Ecology Special Interest Group’s Annual Meeting is now open for abstract submission and registration! The popular conference will move to St Andrews this year, under the theme of animal and human movements and their interactions.

With a series of plenaries, invited and contributed talks, highlight topics talks, posters, and social events, the Movement SIG wants to bring together researchers, practicioners and students interested in quantifying and understanding animal or human movements and their interactions.

Delegates can attend with or without a contributed talk or poster and the event aims to give an opportunity to discover the latest developments in the field, establish new contacts and discuss new ideas. Many exciting projects, papers, special features and successful grant applications were first started during our previous events, so do not miss this one!” – Movement Ecology SIG

Keynote speakers

The keynote speakers will be announced soon.

Abstract submission

If you like to submit a contribution, please send a max 250 words Abstract + Title to: movement@britishecologicalsociety.org.

Specify also the type of contribution. Topics on any aspect broadly related to animal or human movements are encouraged.

Deadline for Abstract submission is 11 July 2023.


The deadline for registration is 15 August 2023. Registration includes coffee breaks (2) and lunch on each day, plus one evening social event.

Rooms in the university accommodation are available on a first come, first served basis. Links for booking accommodation will be available soon.

Register here

If you are interested in becoming a BES member to purchase the BES member rate ticket, you can find out more information and join here. Membership starts from £25, or you can get 12-months free membership if you are an undergraduate, masters, or first year PhD student.

Code of Conduct

The BES code of conduct can be found online at the link below.

Code of Conduct